Resolved Lease Finance Groupfraud & misrepresentation

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I'm not going to reiterate everyone else's complaints. Mine are exactly the same! Harrasment, fraud, forgery, misrepresentation the list goes on & on. My question is... has anyone been successful in their fight against Lease Finance Group? does anyone have suggestions on how to deal with them? Are there any class action lawsuits against them???

This is the most disgusting company I have ever dealt with and I plan on expounding such information to anyone who will listen. LFG is the worst representation of a business model there could ever be!

I would appreciate any info anyone has who has been in a similar situation.

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  • Da
    Dance America Apr 03, 2009

    http://www.classcounsel.com

    Please contact them! They might be able to help us!!!

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    Robin Missy Atkins Oct 15, 2018
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    @Dance America https://www.change.org/p/ny-civil-support-ag-of-ny-in-the-case-against-northern-leasing-systems?signed=true

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    Jengirk Feb 14, 2019

    @Robin Missy Atkins Does anyone have a good attorney who will fight NL and has won? I need an attorney asap.. Please let me know

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    Randy Wright Jun 12, 2020
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    @Dance America Good news, the New York Attorney Generals Office won their law suit against these crooks along with all their other entities and the attorney also. The court has ordered complete restitution for all the people they stole money from including the attorney fees. This happened on 06/08/2020. If you google NY Attorney General v. Northern Leasing it gives the details.

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    Henry Apr 27, 2009

    I also signed a lease with Lease Finance Group. I have tried to offer them a settlement, they only want the entire lease amount. The machine I received can be bought on line today for $149. They expect me to pay $3, 025 for it. This would be like paying $400, 000 for a $20, 000 car.

    I wrote the Illinois Attorney General's office, to Lisa Madigan's attentionm, and they have only said so far that they have not received a response from LFG as of yet.

    I have decided as of today to go after these crooks through the court system. If you or anyone else can supply me with your story and give me approval to have it to share with the judge on court day with LFG, I would appreciate it. They didn't want to consider a settlement, which would have given them around $1, 500 for a $149 machine, so I am asking $5, 000 for my losses and stress about the whole fraudulent situation. IF this is successful to any degree, I will post it for all to see and be encouraged.

    This company should not be in business. We need the straw to break the camel's back and I hope this will be one more straw on their back. Add yours and we may well see these guys shut their doors for good.

    I have been told that a class action lawsuit is not the way. I agree, but the small claims court in California at least, does not allow me to have an attorney, thus keeping my expenses down to a filing fee and my time I use to prepare for the court day.

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I assure you that I feel good about my chances to expose this company in a way that they do not want to be exposed: in a court case, albeit a small claims court case. However, if it is successful, it will be a precedent for the rest of you to consider using. So let's "team up" and keep in touch with our successes and put these guys out of business.

    Henry

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    Diane M Greenweller Dec 20, 2016
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    @Henry I will be very happy to give you information regarding LFG and Retriever. Misrepresentation, nasty and horrible people to deal with.

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    tonif May 05, 2017
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    @Diane M Greenweller The New York Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Northern Leasing Systems, Lease Finance Group, and MBF Leasing “for their fraudulent and deceptive practices that trap small business owners across the country.” The lawsuit alleges that Northern Leasing Systems and its subsidiaries knowingly deceived thousands of business owners into buying overpriced equipment and then abused the judicial system by filing suit in New York to collect on overdue lease payments. The lawsuit seeks to vacate default judgments obtained by Northern Leasing against business owners, enjoin the company and its owners from further deceptive practices, obtain restitution for merchants, dissolve Northern Leasing, and force the company to notify all three major credit reporting agencies that the default judgments have been vacated. This marks the second action that the New York Attorney General has taken against Northern Leasing Systems. Merchants who have been harmed by Northern Leasing Systems are instructed to file complaints here or call 1-800-771-7755.

    For a full analysis of the primary company in this network, please see our Northern Leasing Systems review.

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    Charlie Dyer Sep 07, 2017
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    @tonif How do we do this? I have filed complaints but the New York AG said to still get an attorney until things are resolved... So do I have to go pay for an attorney in order to not get harassed all day by these sick people or do I take it on the chin with my credit and just wait ???

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    Tammy @ Ram Jun 25, 2018
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    @Diane M Greenweller This is the worst company to deal with. We sent our terminal back to the address showing on the statement . They kept sending invoices to our company saying we were past due. Told them that terminal was send back and tracking records showed that their employee signed for it. They said sorry you need to send it all the way to the US office. After taking $4800 from our account and a machine that ius obsolete and worth $ 0 . they claim that that will take us to court and ruin my name. What kind of company is this???? DO NOT DEAL with LFG Canada ULC

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    Whitney Marie Sep 18, 2018
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    @Henry Hi Henry,
    I am in your same position. I would like to speak with you, please keep me informed. There is a facebook page for victims. Please email me [email protected]

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    Robin Missy Atkins Oct 15, 2018
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    @Tammy @ Ram I am fighting them. Did you speak with Celeste Moore with Lease Financial Group?https://www.change.org/p/ny-civil-support-ag-of-ny-in-the-case-against-northern-leasing-systems?signed=true

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    bike shop Oct 17, 2018
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    @Robin Missy Atkins Robin, I just got served papers last week, even though it started in their NY office, now I have to go to Chicago for court. Which makes no sense to me, I am trying to find out if there is a class action lawsuit going against them or how to start one, do you know? Mary

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    Victor Singh ji Nov 29, 2018
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    @Henry Hello Henry, I am dealing with the same stuff please advise me if I can do and to deal with these people please email me [email protected]
    Your help again save me from These fraud people
    Thanks
    Victor

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    Victor Singh ji Nov 29, 2018
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    @bike shop Hello Mary, I am dealing with the same kind of Problems please if you can help me contact me and let me know how to deal with these people I really appreciate your help thanks so very much
    Thanks
    Victor

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    Jengirk Feb 14, 2019

    @Diane M Greenweller Hello Henry, do you have an attorney that will fight them? Let me know I would like to call an get a good attorney.

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  • El
    ElaB Nov 01, 2019

    @tonif I'm dealing with them since 2014 and they just started again. I didn't even sign anything and send their equipment back which was left at my business!!!
    They did a hard inquiry on my Credit Report. These people are unbelievable. So my question is, who can I contact? In all the posts the phone numbers or emails are protected. Can someone please get in touch with me?

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  • La
    laurette green May 08, 2009

    I TOO AM A VICTUM OF LFG. IT ALL STARTED WITH MY CHANGING PROCESSING COMPANIES.UPON DOING THIS, I WAS SENT ANOTHER MACHINE AND I ONLY NEEDED ONE. I TRIED CALLING LFG TO SEE IF THEY WOULD TAKE BACK ONE MACHINE AND IN A VERY ARROGANT TONE I WAS TOLD "YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT". I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NO ONE IN THEIR ORGANIZATION HAD THE AUTHORITY TO TAKE BACK ONE NOT BOTH MACHINES.FROM THIS POINT A WAR INSUED. I BAGAN GETTING PHONE CALLS ALL DAY AT MY JOB, ALL DAY AT MY HOME, TWO TO FOUR LETTERS EVERY OTHER DAY AT BOTH MY JOB AND MY HOME. I EVENTUALLY SPOKE TO TWO PEOPLE FROM THEIR 'LEGAL DEPARTMENT' ADVISING ME THAT IF I DON'T PAY THEM, I WOULD HAVE TO COME FROM FL TO NEW YORK AND RETAIN A LAWYER AND PAY A TON OF MONEY. FEARSTRUCK, I MADE ARANGEMENTS TO HAVE A ONE TIME PAYMENT TAKEN FROM MY HUSBAND'S CREDIT CARD IN ORDER TOBE ABLE TO MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE. THEY PROCEEDED TO TAKE SEVERAL MORE UNAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS FROM THIS CREDIT CARD. MY HUSBAND MADE A CLAIM FOR FRAUD AND GOT HIS MONEY BACK. THE WAR IS ON AGAIN WITH THREATS OF MY ARREST FROM LFG.

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  • Su
    suhui Jun 01, 2009

    hello, I am dealing with same issue with LFG. I signed a 4 years lease with them on November of 2008 because of a credit card processing company promised me a really low rate, but the rate that the credit card processing company offered me was a fraud and a lie to get me into the lease. I am no longer processing credit card with Payment System, however LFG is still taking $134.00 every month from my bank account. The credit card machine that I am leasing is worth $480 in retail. I called LFG to cancel my lease and the operators are so rude and they threaten to ruin my credit if I stop paying for the lease. How can this company get away with this kind of business practice. The Government should get involved to close them down. There are too many small businesses involved in this fraud lease.

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  • Ho
    Howard of AR Jun 11, 2009

    Lease Finance Group insists that it does not matter if their salesmen lie to you because they are independent contactors. They even admitted to me that their salesman lied, but that my only recourse would be to take the salesman to civil court as an individual. They feel that this is their teflon suit to protect them against legal action. I feel they could be beaten with legal assistance but it would require more money than a typical small businessman such as myself would have. And they know that and use it to help destroy American small business, at least it did mine.
    It's also funny that my buyout offer never goes down even when I make a payment.
    I kicked them out out of my bank account with a stop payment order after they charged $40 for property tax that I already pay locally. You can be sure that no refund is coming.
    I have managed to force them to paper billing and accepting checks. My next step will be to withhold payment until my machine is returned. They have had it for about 3 months. This may not help but it gives me a way to express my disgust for these hateful people that call me on the phone and yell and threaten. I guess I get to play this game for 16 more months.
    To all empoyees of LFG-
    I am so glad that I am not you. I am assuming that you phone guys are indpendent contractors so that my widow will have to sue as an individual when you cause me to have a heart attack. Remember Karma is a ### and as Maude said "God will getcha for that."
    Howard of Arkansas

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    Stop Lease Finance GROUP Jul 03, 2009

    Look folks...Lisa Madigan and MOnica Prandi got me out of my contract. You want my help. You better get a hold of me...

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    pcallen8 Jan 31, 2017
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    @Stop Lease Finance GROUP Help, how do I get hold of you?

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    Jennifer Wearstler Jul 01, 2019

    @Stop Lease Finance GROUP I need help!!!

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    Melanie Garr Sep 09, 2019
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    @Stop Lease Finance GROUP @STopleaseagreement

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    Lynette B Oct 07, 2019

    @Stop Lease Finance GROUP Please send your contact info, I was served papers.

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  • Ti
    tic off Aug 27, 2009

    I agree, I have an auto repair shop in florida and was hooked by access fleet on a first data card machine.I canceled access fleet but now have found out that i have the machine for another 42 months.that has me paying for a machine i no longer use.a total of 3799.68.I too am going to file charges with my lawyer to stop them from damaging my credit.thier a bunch of kruks.tom of florida

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  • Mi
    mike5000 Feb 22, 2010

    i have auto repair shop and they set me up also but i'm doing fine the program is not for you to set on your BUTT AND WAIT I Have been out talking to companies and they are happy with what i now can offer them get out and used the program it working for me

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  • Ke
    Kelly815 Mar 08, 2010

    I agree with Mike5000, I have an Auto Repair shop too, and have been succesful with the program. I've gotten jobs by accepting Voyager and Wright Express and I've used my Proprietary fleet card to take my fleet recievables off my books.

    I suggest you become more educated about what you have and how to use it. I work with Melissa Spears on a weekly basis over there, get in touch with her, she is very proactive. As far as the lease goes, you need the equipment to process the Fleet Cards.

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    TifferWiffer79 Mar 22, 2010

    My business shut down 8 years ago, only 3 months after opening. I paid off my lease sent back my machine and never heard another word...until last week. There was a $1400 ACH withdrawal on my bank account. Now, there is nothing on my credit from them (because this was rectified years ago) I have had the same bank account the last 8 years and they never tried to withdrawal a dime until recently. It is obviously fishy because if I infact still owed them money (which I don't), having my banking information you would think they would have went after it yearssssssssss ago and put something on my credit report. I haven't even gotten letters in the mail. No contact with this company at all in 8 years. I called my bank told them it was an unauthrorized transaction. They refunded my money. After reading about LFG online I closed my bank account. I tried calling LFG the day it happened, I was told I needed to speak with Wendy Civil (1-800-683 5433 Ext 6442). I called and left messages and didn't hear back, I was giving them the benefit of the doubt this was an error. After reversing their transaction I got a call from them today go figure. I proceeded to tell them I got my money back and didn't need her assistance. Boy was she ever mad. Try to get the funds back from your bank, no court in their right mind would take their suits seriously. 8 years and nothing on my credit, and even if it did end up there, dispute it and make them send proof of debt, THEY DONT HAVE IT!!! Good Luck LFG your going to need it, everyone is onto your SCAM!

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    woody42 May 22, 2010
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    The law


    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 63 > § 1344
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    § 1344. Bank fraud

    Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice—
    (1) to defraud a financial institution; or
    (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises;
    shall be fined not more than $1, 000, 000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.


    Forgery is a Criminal Offense Not CIVIL
    Elements of Offenses—18 U.S.C. § 495

    The first three paragraphs of 18 U.S.C. § 495 set forth three separate offenses: forgery, uttering a forged instrument, and presentation of a false writing to an officer of the United States in support of a claim against the government. The second and third paragraphs specifically contain "intent to defraud the United States" as an element of those offenses. However, the forgery provision, 18 U.S.C. § 495(1), makes no mention of "intent to defraud the United States." Nevertheless, the courts have interpreted the word "forgery" as used in the statute to embody the concept of forgery that existed at common law. See Gilbert v. United States, 370 U.S. 650 (1961); United States v. Hill, 579 F.2d 480 (8th Cir. 1978). Under common law forgery, it was incumbent on the prosecution to establish an intent to defraud. Accordingly, in prosecutions initiated under 18 U.S.C. § 495, the government must prove that the defendant possessed the requisite intent to defraud the United States.


    Case Sampling reported here


    I had a credit card machine from my bank that I had no problems with... in walks this guy stating that he can save me BIG$$ and gave an impressive presentation. Out comes a 4 year "locked in" lease that I REFUSED to sign b/c I wasn't sure if I would be in business that long anyway... He leaves with the knowlege that if he could get his company to do a month-to-month deal I MIGHT be interested THEN and only THEN.

    A week later, he shows back up telling me that his company agreed to a month to month deal and installed the credit card machine... He also offers to drop off my other credit card machine to the bank because "he would have to explain to them the law about having to let the customer switch if they wanted to do so..." two months later I notice that I am still getting debited for the bank machine... I call the bank and they explain that the machine and pad was NEVER returned to them!

    I called the lease finance rep who assures me that he'll handle it TODAY... next month...another debit...same tap dance as before I'll handle it... HE STOLE MY BANKS CREDIT CARD MACHINE! I'll have to pay $850.00 for it eventually when they finally find where to serve me.

    We're 4-5 months in now, during which time he drops off a check imager and I am sick of their company, my bank calling to get the machine back and their "policy" of calling you 8 times per day per contract (I have 2 = 16x day) no matter what you've made arraignments for! They explain that I can't get out b/c I have signed (2) 4 year leases with them! BS! I told them I didn't sign a damn thing!

    They forwarded copies of the FORGED leases to me and an affidavit a mile log which I had to sign my signature to a hundred times and ways... I sent it all back in and NEVER heard back. When I call and ask about it they say that they never received it. SO I SENT THEM COPIES OF EVERYTHING AGAIN. They still say that they didn't receive them...

    I TRIED TO STOP PAYING THEM. THEY CALLED ME 16 TIMES (NO EXAGGERATION) PER DAY NON-STOP. THEY PUT A (2)30 and (1)60 day "HIT" on my credit to "SHOW ME THAT THEY CAN DESTROY MY CREDIT!" I have spoken to local law enforcement and two attorneys... no one wants anything to do with it so I hope that one day someone will find this who can and will get my money back from 4 years of extortion!

    Shawn
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    U.S.A.


    Police report and FED report on Forgery should be filed.


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    (1) How they get out of lawsuits

    They pay little or nothing within cases placed by the Attorney Generals Office allowing to being again with the same fraud. There are no court order bias nothing.

    New York, NY, – Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., the leading provider of third party micro-ticket equipment leasing services in the United States, today announced that it has come to an agreement with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office regarding a lawsuit filed earlier this year. Under the terms of the agreement, the lawsuit has been dismissed and the Missouri Attorney General has filed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (“AVC”) with the court in which the misunderstandings between Northern Leasing and a number of merchants have been resolved.

    “We are pleased that the issues alleged in the Missouri action have been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, ” said Jay Cohen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Leasing Systems. “Northern Leasing has always prided itself on the fairness of our business practices and the open dialogue we strive to maintain with our customers, financial partners and governmental agencies. Our swift and continued willingness to resolve issues whenever they arise is a strong indication that we take our reputation very seriously.”

    According to the AVC, Northern Leasing agreed to pay up to a total of $25, 000 to approximately 40 merchants who filed complaints with the Missouri Attorney General, as well as $5, 000 to reimburse the Attorney General for its legal fees. In order to receive an average payment of approximately $600, each merchant will have the option of terminating its lease and returning the equipment to Northern Leasing, together with a general release.

    The AVC stipulates that the terms of the agreement “shall not be considered an admission of a violation for any purpose, ” and that Northern Leasing firmly contends that it has not violated any laws with respect to any of the matters alleged in the lawsuit. Mr. Cohen noted that, while the Company was confident that it had complied with all laws, the cost of further litigation would far outweigh the cost of the settlement.

    Mr. Cohen also pointed out that the small number of complaints referred to in to agreement is not representative of the hundreds of thousands of satisfied Northern Leasing customers throughout the United States. “The overwhelming majority of our customers in Missouri and elsewhere across the country are extremely satisfied with the value and customer service they receive from our company, ” said Cohen.

    About Northern Leasing Systems
    Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., http://www.northernleasing.com, founded in 1991, is an established provider of third party equipment leasing services that enable business owners to finance point-of-sale and other key equipment components of their business operations. The company’s primary focus is to provide financing for the credit card authorization equipment market for small and medium-sized businesses by financing the leasing of equipment selected by its customers from independent equipment suppliers. By opting to lease credit card authorization equipment, the company’s customers secure this critical element of their business success for a small, fixed monthly payment while avoiding a large down payment or otherwise impinging upon often-limited working capital resources.

    Other Offenses not stated but within all of the elements of complaints filed

    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 25
    CHAPTER 25—COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY

    * § 470. Counterfeit acts committed outside the United States
    * § 471. Obligations or securities of United States
    * § 472. Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities
    * § 473. Dealing in counterfeit obligations or securities
    * § 474. Plates, stones, or analog, digital, or electronic images for counterfeiting obligations or securities
    * § 474A. Deterrents to counterfeiting of obligations and securities
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    * § 476. Taking impressions of tools used for obligations or securities
    * § 477. Possessing or selling impressions of tools used for obligations or securities
    * § 478. Foreign obligations or securities
    * § 479. Uttering counterfeit foreign obligations or securities
    * § 480. Possessing counterfeit foreign obligations or securities
    * § 481. Plates, stones, or analog, digital, or electronic images for counterfeiting foreign obligations or securities
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    * § 483. Uttering counterfeit foreign bank notes
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    * § 485. Coins or bars
    * § 486. Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal
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    * § 509. Possessing and making plates or stones for Government transportation requests
    * § 510. Forging endorsements on Treasury checks or bonds or securities of the United States
    * § 511. Altering or removing motor vehicle identification numbers
    * § 511A. Unauthorized application of theft prevention decal or device
    * § 512. Forfeiture of certain motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts
    * § 513. Securities of the States and private entities
    * § 514. Fictitious obligations

    IF YOU REPORT IT AND THEN THEY HAVE IT IN THEIR HANDS AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT THAT'S A CRIME

    Any law enforcement agency and any politician whose handles this reads it and knows of this and does nothing. Now again they are filing but are NOT GOING ON FELONY ACTS WHY? There is alleged forgery, conspiracy, RICO, and other criminal acts.
    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 1 > § 3
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    § 3. Accessory after the fact
    How Current is This?
    Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.
    Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years.


    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 63 > § 1341
    § 1341. Frauds and swindles

    Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or to sell, dispose of, loan, exchange, alter, give away, distribute, supply, or furnish or procure for unlawful use any counterfeit or spurious coin, obligation, security, or other article, or anything represented to be or intimated or held out to be such counterfeit or spurious article, for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice or attempting so to do, places in any post office or authorized depository for mail matter, any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by the Postal Service, or deposits or causes to be deposited any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by any private or commercial interstate carrier, or takes or receives there from, any such matter or thing, or knowingly causes to be delivered by mail or such carrier according to the direction thereon, or at the place at which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, any such matter or thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1, 000, 000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.


    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 63 > § 1343
    § 1343. Fraud by wire, radio, or television

    Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1, 000, 000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.


    Now if there only one or two nothing happens when there are many then you have a case. Ask for a right to sue letter do not settle you have the right to sue in addition to the filed case within the Attorney Generals Complaint.

    File

    (A) Police Report within the state where the action occurred

    (B) File a complaint against the bank who originated the withdrawn with FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of Currency and or your state banking regulator. i, e in many cases First Premier Bank, Citi Group what ever your bank states is the bank transaction the withdrawnal if it was done without your written authorization.

    (c) Call the FBI

    (d) Check into the campaign issue this is a conflict and illegal to block investigation on the basis someone gave to your election.

    Need a head count of those seeking to really do something please post contact information with ripoff so I can help

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  • Ro
    ronen emanilov Jul 01, 2010

    Please call me about LFG I am taking complaints for a Illinois based Class Action Case I have already over 70 complaintants call me 1-630-313-0545 so that we can have the class asap. This will be filed within the next week. regards D'Anne Burley

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    ronen emanilov Jul 01, 2010

    pleas join to my group in facebook: lease finance group scam/fraud.
    we going to a public lawsuit pleas join to us and explain your situation
    on the group page.

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  • Am
    amber rochester Sep 04, 2010

    I am in complete agreement with all of these complaints. LFG has done three unauthorized debits from my bank account causing at least 500.00 in overdraft charges, leading to late payments for other bills on account of depleating my account to a negative balance and not being able to close the bank account because of that negative balance! I have records of the many hours of phone time that I have spent trying to resolve this issue to no avail. I have been told that I need to get in contact with the company that joined us but have yet to be able to contact that company through phone, e-mail or the internet, including the contact info given to me by LFG themselves! In my contract, it lists this guy as the authorized signature for LFG...how is that possible? I am a single mom with four kids and can't afford an attorney. Does anybody have any suggestions? By the way I have never once used the machine and it is still in the original box!

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    deona007 Sep 29, 2010

    There was a salesman stating that he was from the Georgia Commerce and that if I consider getting a credit card machine that his company will pay lease finance 2 months of fees. I denied the amn adn then about 2 weeks later i get a box with a folder of contracts in it. I opened it and swa that my signature was forged o...n these contracts so i called lease finance and told them what happened. They stated that my fruad charges i filed was not approved and they still will come after me for the remaining charges. I have never used the machine and wanted to send it back to them and they stated that they will not accept it. Can someone help me b/c its not right for them to hold me accountable for something i did not authorize. Thier office is in chicago.
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    Gvenglar Oct 14, 2010
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    LFG has pulled the same scam with our company. An outside salesman came in and said he could beat our old companies' rates, and he brought a much updated machine. Lo and behold did we know that the machine company and the actual credit processing were two different companies. We were not happy with the charges and went back to our old company. I tried to return the machine, and LFG told me that we were under contract, and could not return the machine. Today they tried to collect over $4600. from our checking account without authorization. We need help to assure this doesn't happen again, otherwise we will have to go out of business and claim bankruptcy after 6 years of business.

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    vkiram123 Dec 10, 2010
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    Please Help Me!!! I have never been ripped off like this in my life.
    A COMPANY REP CAME INTO THE MY STORE AND WAS TELLING ME I WOULD SAVE SO MUCH A MONTH WITH THEIR COMPANY. THE REP SAID I COULD CANCEL WITHIN 30 DAYS AND RETURN THE EQUIPMENTS. I SIGNED THE CONTRACT NOT KNOWING IT WAS A NON CANCELABLE LEASE. I CALLED THE COMPANY TO CANCEL BUT THEY SAID IT WAS TOO LATE. I CALLED THE SALES REP, ASKED FOR HIS BOSS’S PH# BUT HE SAID I CAN’T GIVE IT TO YOU. I DON'T EVEN KNOW THE PAYMENT DUE DATE, THEY TOOK MORE WITHOUT INFORMING ME AS IF IT'S THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNT.
    IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT IT WAS A NON CANCELABLE LEASE, I WOULD NEVER HAD SIGNED!!
    HOW TO GET OUT OF THIS AND FILE A COMPLAIN

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    Gvenglar Dec 28, 2010
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    I am hoping that there will be a class action against this company. We had to close our account. and had there withdrawal denied.

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    ExAF Feb 10, 2011

    Good luck getting out of your lease. I worked for Access Fleet. Once you have signed that lease and it’s been submitted with all the other paperwork you have signed, there is no getting out of it unless you can prove fraud and AF is good at proving they were right. Also, the previous complaints are correct. The leasing company os completely separate from AF, so not only do you have to pay AF's cancellation fee, you have to pay the remainder of the lease to get out of it. The only thing you can do is try to go after the sales rep because they are independent sales reps, so AF is not liable for what they say. AF is only liable for the signed contracts they receive. AF all around is not a great company, they mean well, but after years of being open they still can't get things right. And to top it off, they blackball their ex employees and illegally give bad references when potential employers call for a reference. I feel your pain. :( Sorry they sucked you all in to the scam

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    Hampshire Store Apr 03, 2011

    I had a small store, which I sold over a year ago, I called these people and left several messages telling them that I needed to cancel the lease, I never got a call back, they harrass me every day up to 10 to 15 times a day demanding payment, I have gotten a letter telling me that I am the garantor in this and that they can have a judgment against me. Is there a class action suit going on against these people in the state of Tennessee? Please help me, they took a lot of money out of my account already, I need to stop this crooks.

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  • Ja
    Jared0 Aug 11, 2011
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    Just go on their website and pull up the authorized dealers like I did. You will not find one shop that has any success with Access Fleet and those are businesses posted on their website. The two people that posted positive things on this site are obviously employees of the Access Fleet, if they were shop owners with successful results they would not have stumbled upon this and if they did would not take the time to post and should be complaining because they are not listed on Access Fleets authorized dealers directory. Complete rip off stay away.

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  • Ag
    A Galloway Sep 25, 2012

    LFG continues to harras me, i had to close my business account i had for 15 yrs, i replaced the machine i leased and paid over 2000. from them, i was told the machine would be mine after 2 yrs, for a small buyout fee, , for a machine costing 350., , LFG says i owe the 3300., being new in a small business i got scammed, taken advantage of, I'D LOVE to help put these ### out of business

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    Russell Wiles Mar 29, 2013
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    I have been defrauded by Northern Leasing Inc. If anyone can help me please email me [email protected] thanks

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  • Ma
    MalinaS May 28, 2013

    There needs to be a class action law suit against this company in Canada. I wonder how they sleep at night. They are full of thieves that scam small mom and pop stores trying to earn a living. We are currently in an agreement we can't get out of, we've closed our bank accounts and called them so many times for an ancient contract that was signed by our merchant broker! It was for 5 years with an automatic 25 year renewal, WTF? My parents, who signed the agreement, do not speak english well and I feel that it was very deceptive to have them sign a contract they did not fully understand. I hate this company and hope that the class action law suit in the US bankrupts them!!!

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    Tammy @ Ram Jul 14, 2018
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    @MalinaS wondering if you are still dealing with these scam artists ? Did they pay you all the money they took out of your account ? Hope the class action suits bankrupts them in Canada and US !!!

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    rustymunch Mar 20, 2014

    I also got scammed by these guys in Nebraska. Same deal. Guy came in, lied about rates, never mentioned the lease for the equipment, which I never would have agreed to. I got hit hard for $399 a month for the equipment. He must have sensed a real sucker in me.


    The day after my business partner signed we got a charge for 450 from our account. Because I check the account everyday I went to the bank to see what this was. When I found out it was the CC processor I tried to call the sales rep. Phone call goes to a call center. I try every number on the list of contacts he gave me and they all go to the same call center so I start leaving irritated messages on all the voicemails I can. Next day the equipment arrives. I imediately get a call from their company asking if I have recieved the equipment. I say I got charged for a lease I didnt know about and I'm not sure I want to keep this equipment. The lady assures I am just verifying the I recieved the equipment. I say yes I have recieved it but I don't think I want it. She says thank you and thats it.


    I never get a response from anyone in their company. None at all. But I continue to get charged. I'm using the equipment because I had cancelled the other company I was using since I was promised to be saving money. The further I look into this the more I realize this was no fluke or mistake. Everyone has this problem with these people. I contact the Attorney Generals office and I start corresponding with them through the AG office. They wait months between responses where they claim that I should have been fully aware of what was being signed and this was clearly my fault. I tell them there is no reason for a person to change CC companies if they are going to be paying more so obviously I was misinformed. We go back and forth a few times through the AG office. Payment Systems wants an early termination fee of a few hundred and LFG wants $1600 to get out of the lease. I decide that $1600 is less than I would be paying if they drag this out for a few more months so I bite the bullet and send a final check certified mail through the AG office.


    A few months go by and they havent cashed my check. Then I see they have started to charge my account 2 days in a row for $550. I go and cancel their access to my account. Then my business partner starts getting phone calls. Mind you, this is the first time anyone has returned a phone call in their company. They call a few times a week threatening law suits and whatnot. We tell them over and over that all correspondence is to go through the AG office so it can be documented. They tell me the AG is no longer involved in our case. I say I will see about that. I call the AG and they tell me this is not true.


    Eventually they send a letter saying they are going to sue us in NY for $27, 000. The full amount of the lease. It's so outrageous I am inclined to laugh about it. There is no way any court will side with them. They are crooks and you just have to take a quick look at this case to see what hustlers they are. We recently got a letter from a law firm in NY saying that a suit has been filed against us in NY. They are offering to represent us but I already have a lawyer working on this. I'm a bit nervous about it but I hate these people so much for stealing money from my family and co-workers that I will go to prison before they get a dime from me.


    They hope to get a default judgement in NY, I assume, so I am not going to give it to them. I plan to travel there if I should need to and tell them that NY courts have no jurisdiction in Nebraska. If they want to come after me here...good luck. They are going to waste a lot of money and get counter-sued for fraud if they should try. This is where I am at with this company after 1 1/2 years. They are relentless but I will never give in to this scam and plan to stand for what is right and just in the world.

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    Mikel long Oct 14, 2014

    I never signed the contract nor did I agree to it's terms some one else signed not me and they did not represent me at the time I never attached a bank account to the unit nor did I ever turn it on I just sent it back that is there complaint because they could not steal from me like they did every body else after 5 years you think the mentally stupid New York'ers would figure it out that I am not going to pay one cent and if they go through with the so called law suit I will just file bankruptcy and they will still get nothing it dose not matter to me my credit is crap any way they can't make it worse so LFG I HOPE YOU READ THIS AND PUT IT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT BECAUSE THATS ALL YOU WILL EVER GET FROM ME

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    Deanna Millet Dec 03, 2014

    Scam!! They send these lying reps to your business. All three business are in on it! Payment Systems, Lease Finance Group and First Data. BEWARE!!! They did the same thing to my parents! They lied and even went so far as to make a conference call with supervisors and their supervisors saying that we could cancel at anytime! They tell you anything you want to hear to get your signature. My Mom signed one page of the contract where the rep wrote in "cancel at any time". Well of course there isn't any such page now...fraud, scammers, liars!! They called to ask if the machine was working and I clearly stated "NO" the machine is not working! I spent two weeks trying to set up the machine for a tip line on a debit transaction...NO SUCH THING! The rep lied and said "O absolutely, we can do that. No problem"! Now we are being summonsed to court in New York, and we live in KY!!

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    Dee Lynskey Oct 01, 2015
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    I'm in the same situation with Lease Finance Group LLC. They have been drafting $29.00 a month out of my small business checking account for about 10 years. I live in Virginia. I know Its my fault that I didn't monitor this but I've never heard of a lease that is never ending. I spoke to a rude man back in June and he basically said it's all my fault and I can't get out of it. If anyone is filing a class action suit against them I would love to join. I put a stop payment at my bank but they withdrew a different amount than what I told the bank to stop and it went through yesterday??? How is this company still in business??? I'm going to have to close my account and open a new one to avoid this happening again. I figure they owe me at least 2, 500. but I'm sure I'll never get back. I've been trying to call them all day today and its always busy.

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    Emerito Mar 31, 2016
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    June 2001 thru June 2006 my lease with LFG was over. Their dirty tactics got me in the contract. In 2006 a representative from Suntrust bank offered me their merchants service, with reasonable rates and a credit card machine I bought for $650 was a big relief. Not only that he mentioned that there is a Class A lawsuit against LFG and FTC is handling that case to distribute the funds left to old clients. I submitted a 5 year copy of bank statements to FTC and some requirements needed. In 2 months I received a check of $5600.00 from FTC. Is there an outstanding class A lawsuit against them? Find out you might get all your money back. Elmer from Virginia.

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    oreosmom May 24, 2016
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    It is now 2016 and Lease Finance Group hasn't changed a bit. They have over charged me for the last 3 years on machines I no longer use. They upgraded my machine and refused to stop charging me for the old ones. It got to the point where we were paying them over $200/month for 3 machines and we only use 1. We have sold our business and closed our bank account and they are now harrassing me for payment and charging huge fees. I tried to transfer one of the machines to the new owner and they said they would charge $130 just for them to take it over. The way I see it, they owe me over $4000 because they have over-charged me. When I told them I would return the machines they said I would have to pay one more monthly payment after it gets returned. Has anyone sued them?

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    God will be the judge in the end Jun 01, 2016
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    I closed my account with them and returned all items. They were still charging me so I again contacted them. They are charging me a large fee to close out my account again because they say they didn't received the items, which is hard to believe. They are a fraud company, stay away from them.

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    CWHManager Nov 01, 2017
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    I have had MULTIPLE issues with LFG, as well. I would love to get involved with a formal complaint.

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    LFG Sucks Feb 04, 2018
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    LFG convinced us to sign up for a contract on a credit card processor. They kept increasing our monthly bill. Their processing company suspended our account and locked up our funds over a "mistake" by a customer who did a charge back. After finally receiving our funds I canceled my service, closed the associated bank account they were pulling money out of and returned the machine registered mail with return receipt. Surfice it to say, they wanted 3K for a 150.00 machine that was now in their possession. Long and short, after many harassing phone calls the crooks sued us in Chicago. I sent in defense information along with a $180.00 check. The Court kept the money and did nothing with my defense. The crook Judge gave these bums a judgement of 2.5K. I refuse to pay it and will never pay it. This is legalized theft. These people belong in jail. No wonder the are in Chicago where corruption thrives.

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    lifeisaboxofchocolate Mar 23, 2018
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    Please help! I am also a victim of LFG. There sales reps came into my parents nails shop and misrepresented the functionality of the machine. We paid $175 monthly for a worthless machine. My mom decided to stop the payment just recently and now I am receiving harassing letters from the collector. Can I join in Class action law suite against this company? My question is, how are they still in business when they are scamming so many people?

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  • Ka
    Kay Jul 13, 2018

    Does LFG own the equipment or do they just collect for the processing merchant? Anybody know?

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    Tammy @ Ram Jul 14, 2018
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    @Kay They lease you the equipment for life. You can never get out of the lease even if you sent the terminal (OBSELETE) back to them. LFG should be forced out of business as they are Crooks!!!

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    Kat1250 Mar 22, 2019
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    I paid them $100 yesterday to stop harassing me after cancelling my contract in January and they continued to bill me...when I asked how the charges keep increasing after returning the terminal, I was told "$150 restocking fee"...laughable. I felt like I was getting a deal from $250 to $100. They are unscrupulous and awful. It was simply blackmail. I almost regret giving them the $100, but if they truly never call again, it is worth it.

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    lxa1974 Sep 17, 2019

    I have the same issues with Lease Financial Group. I was contacted by a rep back in 2012. She told me that once I signed I would not have to pay the full amount that I would get it a discount. About five minutes later after signing I contacted Lease Financial group and asked them to cancel the agreement. They told me no and that now I owed them about $4700. I canceled the machine right away so I did not even get a machine. They added this to my credit report and ruined it.
    [email protected]

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    No thank you123 Oct 07, 2019
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    I sent in a cancellation letter In August of 2015 after paying my 48 payments as stated in the contract. I requested to return the obsolete equipment (it was right when the chip readers were coming out). I tried to contact the company multiple times to return the equipment. I would be put on hold and left there. I heard nothing back from the company. My business was closed and I went on with my life. In May of 2019 I received a phone call that we were being sued because we were in major default. I confirmed with the person I was talking to that they received my letter. She saw all of the proper information and confirmed that they had received it. She let me know that she would bring it up to her supervisor and call me back if she needed anything more from me. I never heard from her. Last week they started calling again (September 2019). This time it was a man saying we were being sued and that the company does not cancel contracts until they acknowledge the request to cancel and that we are obligated to pay the 48 payments required. I let him know that I have made the payments and that I sent the letter cancelling. He confirmed that he sees my letter on file and that he sees that I requested to return the equipment. I told him "so what you are telling me is that when I cancel the service, your company then ghosts us to be sure to incur multiple charges then contacts me 4 years later stating that you are suing me? This is a scam." He said it was not. When I said your company IS scamming the public! He said yes, it may be a scam, but there is a contract. I said you just admitted this was a scam, I am done with this conversation and hung up. What these people are doing should be illegal. I hope someone can help with this situation.

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    cindeeWeddington Dec 09, 2019
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    I got a salesman Shane M. Terry that was a local person. Great rates, free machine and a local person. After a year Shane left the company (Trans Tech)after a year he said they where not a truthful company and went with a different company. I had to stay because of the contract i had for another year. I started getting phone calls Daily from Bobby Mitchel from Trans Tech saying i had to upgrade my system by October because of the chip. This went for over 6 month and he was leaving long and aggressive messages to up grade or I would be responsible for any problems from the credit cards. I let him know i was not comfortable with leasing only purchasing. He said that the chip could not be purchased only leased. I purchased by November so i would not have a law suit if credit card fraudulent purchase from our customer. The first one that sent shut my whole system down so i had to return the system. But they had one Built for our system. I was a old credit card that they had placed the chip reader at the end. I wasn't happy with this and he said as soon as the company came up with a new version they would send an new one. I tried to use the chip November, December, January, February and I called Bobby Mitchel ask why I had to swipe still. They told my as soon as the chip readers was updated It would work. Finally I called the main office and the tech from Trans Tech said It sounded like I had a smooth talking salesman. That the chip was not available for another year. Really, my manager of my account was really looking out for me. I never spoke to a lease group Lease Finance group and didn't know that it was a different company since Bobby Mitchel said that if we ever closed or had any problems we could get out of the agreement. After a year our machine stopped working and called trans tech and had to pay a $200 replacement fee to get the machine replaced. needed the machine so I did. Found Square that had upfront fees and started using Square as my card card processor. Ready to be done with this i wanted to find out how to end this I had another year of $50 to Trans Tech, paid another year and then found out about Lease Finance group. After talking to lease finance group it was obvious that what Bobby Mitchel had told me was false and just wanted to get a lease so he could get his money. Paid my full term and sent back the machine registered mail. Got a letter saying i now had a $150 restocking fee. They took out 2 more automatic payments thinking it was to go to the $150 dollars since i didn't have the equipment and my lease was paid. I called to make sure the last payment would only be $44.96 and the sales rep from Lease Finance Group told me today since the $150 restocking fee was not paid the $52.52 lease monthly payment will continue to be taken out and it does not go toward the restocking fee. My lease is done and they have the equipment what are they charging me $52.52 a month for??? paid $150 today on phone. hope this is all behind me. Such a scam.

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